Kimmswick Bands and Callers 2013
The calling at Kimmswick is, by tradition, all open calling. You sign up to call when you get there.
Evening Dance Schedule
Friday, May 17, 2013
- The Mound City Slickers
A big band with a big sound kicks off our weekend. Some of these guys have been playing old time music for our dances for decades (since the very first Kimmswick, in fact). Members include Bill Stewart and David Crosley on fiddles, Roy Farwell on guitar, Bob Clark on banjo, Sean Ruprecht Belt on banjo-uke, Lindell Blackford on mandolin, and Rich Egan on keyboard.
- Roger Netherton and Tricia Spencer
In contrast to the opening act, "Fiddle Kid" Roger Netherton (who's headed off to college next year: so much for that nickname) is the most recent addition to our rich local pool of musical talent. Roger's teaming up with fiddler Tricia Spencer (of Lawrence Kansas's band Prairie Acre) and guitarist Roy Farwell to give us some high energy twin fiddling and great dancing.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
- The Scraphounds
Fiddler Pete Howard comes to us from Fayetteville, Arkansas to kick off Saturday night's dancing, joined by Barbara Weathers on guitar and Jim Ruth on banjo. These folks have a great repertoire featuring tunes from the Ozarks, and no one plays them better than they do.
- The Campeau Creek Boys and Dedo
Fred Campeau brings his fiddle down from Chicago to carry us through the heart of Saturday night. Fred's been fiddling for dances for a long time, and he knows what he's doing! He'll be backed by local regulars Jim Nelson, Jeff Miller, Dave Landreth, and Dedo Norris.
- The Marcoleptics
For the early morning hours and the diehard dancers, who better to turn to than Marc Rennard? One of St. Louis's most versatile fiddlers, Marc's fiddling is a blast to dance to. This night, Marc will be joined by Dave Landreth, Ellen Gomez, and Tom Hall.
Sunday, May19, 2013
- Stringprancer (2/3 of Stringdancer)
To end the weekend, Martha Edwards will bring us her upbeat, joyous fiddling that we all know and love. David Kirchner will be down from Minneapolis to provide the driving guitar rhythm that gave Stringdancer its distinctive sound (alas, no Pam this year). You can be sure that they'll send us on our way home with a couple of gorgeous waltzes to cherish for days to come, leaving us longing to come back next year (for a full long Kimmswick weekend).